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oisinbarrett
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Inventor routing and tooling problems

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10-03-2013 08:22 AM

I am doing a thesis on inventor Professional and the possibilties of using this programme with CNC machining. I have found certain add on packages to inventor that allow you to apply routing and tooling. I have access to inventor student 2014 and to inventor 2014 with an educational licence. I have tried to download and install these add ons to the student version but an error keeps arrising. I have access to the educational version too but I cannot use this licence unless I have gotten feedback that these add ons will work with this version as it is through the college I have access to it.

 

If someone could get back to me with some insight towards this post ASAP it would be much appreciated.

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JDMather
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Re: Inventor routing and tooling problems

10-03-2013 08:38 AM in reply to: oisinbarrett

oisinbarrett wrote:
 I have found certain add on packages to inventor that allow you to apply routing and tooling.

What are the urls to these add-on packages?

As you move forward on your Thesis you will want to be very very careful about providing complete and precise information when forming questions.

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Re: Inventor routing and tooling problems

10-03-2013 08:50 AM in reply to: JDMather

voila.. you are just in time.. This was publically released this week. 100% Autodesk supported

http://cam.autodesk.com/

 

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Re: Inventor routing and tooling problems

10-03-2013 09:41 AM in reply to: oisinbarrett

Thank you for your help. I have read through the information and it specifies inventor 2014, will this also work on the student or educational licence 2014 do you know?

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Re: Inventor routing and tooling problems

10-03-2013 09:43 AM in reply to: JDMather
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Re: Inventor routing and tooling problems

10-03-2013 10:02 AM in reply to: oisinbarrett

oisinbarrett wrote:
... will this also work on the student or educational licence 2014 do you know?

There is no difference in functionality of the student or educational license.  The software is identical - only the license terms of use are different.  (not for profit - learning use)

 

I'll address the other problems in a few minutes.

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Re: Inventor routing and tooling problems

10-03-2013 10:26 AM in reply to: oisinbarrett

This is not an add-in, it is a repair for existing functionality in Inventor (Professional - which you have) (old release).

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=13855132&linkID=9242019

 

You do not need or want that.

 

To start Inventor Tooling go to your Templates and start a new Mold Design.iam file.

There are several tutorials (you will be prompted to run the tutorials.

 

Mold tools.PNG

 

 

 

Routed Systems in Inventor is piping/tubine and electrical wiring cable.

Go to Environments tab

 

Routed Systems.PNG

 

So these are both areas of functionality that you already have in your student install of Inventor.

 

Neither of these are directly related to CNC machining (although tooling environment is used to create core/cavity mold designs).

 

It sounds like you need to investigate the CAM link suggested earlier.

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Re: Inventor routing and tooling problems

10-03-2013 10:41 AM in reply to: oisinbarrett

oisinbarrett wrote:

these are the urls i found. thank you for your advice.

 

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=13855132&linkID=9242019

http://usa.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/dl/item?siteID=123112&id=13713884&linkID=9242019


 that is for Inventor 2010 and "tooling" in the Autodesk world is for injection molding design.. Not CNC fabrication which is what I assume you are talkinga bout.

Its a horrible name choice by Autodesk IMO.. 

 

 

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